This paper deals with the pragmaticalization of some verbs of movement and exchange in Latin and Greek. The verbs under scrutiny instantiate two image schemas, movement across space and exchange of objects, both of which constitute basic sensorimotor experiences that are at the root of many grammaticalization processes. Little attention has been paid to pragmatic developments, however, and even less has been paid to ancient languages. This paper tries to fill this gap, by exploring how pragmatic meanings emerged as embodied outcomes licensed by the semantics of their sources and through recurrent pathways of metaphorical extension.

The embodied basis of discourse and pragmatic markers in Greek and Latin

Fedriani, Chiara
2019-01-01

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This paper deals with the pragmaticalization of some verbs of movement and exchange in Latin and Greek. The verbs under scrutiny instantiate two image schemas, movement across space and exchange of objects, both of which constitute basic sensorimotor experiences that are at the root of many grammaticalization processes. Little attention has been paid to pragmatic developments, however, and even less has been paid to ancient languages. This paper tries to fill this gap, by exploring how pragmatic meanings emerged as embodied outcomes licensed by the semantics of their sources and through recurrent pathways of metaphorical extension.
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